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Gusau is located in Nigeria
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 12°09′N 6°40′E / 12.150°N 6.667°E / 12.150; 6.667
Country  Nigeria
State Zamfara State
 • Total 3,364 km2 (1,299 sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (WAT)
3-digit postal code prefix
ISO 3166 code NG.ZA.GS
Climate Aw

The city of Gusau, located in northwestern Nigeria, is the capital of Zamfara State. It is also the name of the state's Local Government Area (LGA), which has an area of 3,364 km (2,090 mi)² and a population of 383,162 as of the 2006 census.

The area's postal code is 880.[1]


Mount Kwatarkwashi, near Gusau

Gusau is located north of a line drawn from Kebbe to Kano in Nigeria.[2]

Its diverse ethnic population consists mostly of the Fulani, Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Igala, and Nupe ethnic groups.


With the advent of British colonialism, the emerging town of Gusau became an important commercial and administrative center with well-connected road and rail networks.


Sharia law practice was first declared in the city in 1999 by the Governor Ahmed Sani (Yariman Bakura) and remains to this day. The city of Gusau now has an Emir, HRH Alh Ibrahim Bello The new Sarkin Katsinan Gusau After the date of Late Alh kabir Muhammad dan baba by the former Governor AbdulAziz yari Abubakar in 2015.


Gusau has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw).

See also


  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
  2. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. Retrieved 2010-02-20.
  3. ^ "Klimatafel von Gusau / Nigeria" (PDF). Baseline climate means (1961-1990) from stations all over the world (in German). Deutscher Wetterdienst. Retrieved 10 August 2016.